LRC Reports

Abolition of Prescription (1970)

In theory, it used to possible in British Columbia for rights to be acquired over land by periods of adverse use or enjoyment (not amounting to possession). These rights were said to be acquired by “prescription.” Both legislation and case law had, by the date of this project, severely restricted the operation of prescription, raising the question of whether it should be abolished entirely.

Keywords: limitation; easement; profit a prendre; time; dominant; servient; lost modern grant; adverse possession; tenement; prescription; abolition; land; Land Registry Act; registration; title

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